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Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Protective Against Oral Salmonella Typhi Challenge

Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Protective Against Oral Salmonella Typhi Challenge

Investigators review results from the first study to assess the efficacy of a Vi-conjugate vaccine using a controlled human infection model of typhoid fever.

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CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water

CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water

Outbreaks with confirmed infectious etiology usually caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, Pseudomonas.

WHO Issues Position Paper for Typhoid Fever Vaccine

WHO Issues Position Paper for Typhoid Fever Vaccine

The World Health Organization recommends vaccination in cases of confirmed outbreaks of typhoid fever, although data on the use of vaccines in controlling outbreaks are very limited and research to assess the value of vaccination in these cases is strongly recommended.

Oral Bivalent Whole-Cell Cholera Vaccine Efficacy Over 5 Years

Oral Bivalent Whole-Cell Cholera Vaccine Efficacy Over 5 Years

Researchers found that oral cholera vaccine efficacy was statistically significantly higher when administered to children 5 and older compared with children younger than 5, a difference that had been suspected but not conclusively demonstrated in previous trials.

Legionella Linked to Most Drinking Water-Associated Outbreaks

Legionella Linked to Most Drinking Water-Associated Outbreaks

Most drinking water-associated waterborne disease outbreaks and waterborne disease outbreaks associated with environmental or undetermined exposure to water are due to Legionella.

Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

Report provides new recommendations and guidance for vaccination providers and travelers about the use of lyophilized CVD 103-HgR (Vaxchora, PaxVax, Redwood City, California).

CDC Aids In Response To Cholera Outbreak In Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew

CDC Aids In Response To Cholera Outbreak In Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew

The CDC is leading efforts to assist Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in examining damage to public health systems and provide support to affected Haitians.

Presenters Recall Legionnaires, 4 Decades After Disease Discovery

Presenters Recall Legionnaires, 4 Decades After Disease Discovery

Clinicians discussed their perspectives from the research during the 1976 outbreak.

America's Water Systems May Contain Drug-Resistant Bacteria

America's Water Systems May Contain Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Thousands may get sick every year with bacteria living in water pipes.

CDC Official: Flint Water Crisis Could Easily Have Been Avoided

CDC Official: Flint Water Crisis Could Easily Have Been Avoided

Agency looked at children's blood levels before, during, and after city's switch to local water.

Report on Water in Flint: DNA Markers for Legionella Decreasing, But Vigilance Urged

Report on Water in Flint: DNA Markers for Legionella Decreasing, But Vigilance Urged

In addition to increased incidence of elevated blood lead levels in children, two major clusters of Legionnaires' disease occurred since 2014 following a water switch, with 91 reported cases and 12 confirmed deaths to date.

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